2018-2019 Catalog

ARTH 289 Modern Art in the US and Europe, 1900-1950

This course will focus on modernist artistic practices in the United States and Europe between 1900 and 1950. We'll look carefully at a wide range of practices, including painting, sculpture, photography, film and architecture. Coursework will include readings, discussions, and lectures about modernism, the rise of the avant-garde, and the role of exhibitions in the transformation of modern art. We will engage issues of gender, sexuality, race, class, and ethnicity, and the scholarship we read will encompass diverse approaches to analyzing and interpreting modern art.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • Fine Arts
  • Global Connections